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Ancient to Avant-Garde Mediterranean - 18 Night Fly, Cruise, Stay PACKAGE - Athens to Barcelona (WIN21001)

From the ancient ruins of Athens and makes a dozen port stops in Greece, Italy and France before disembarking the cosmopolitan wonders of Barcelona.

Tour Departure: Oct 14, 2021

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this 14-day cruise sails from the ancient ruins of Athens and makes a dozen port stops in Greece, Italy and France before disembarking among the contemporary architecture and gleaming, cosmopolitan wonders of Barcelona. 


18 Night Package includes:

  • Economy class airfare from Australia to Athens, returning from Barcelona.
  • 2 night pre-cruise stay at Hilton Athens, including breakfast
  • 14 Night Cruise from Athens to Barcelona onboard Wind Star
  • 2 Night post-cruise stay at Hilton Barcelona, including breakfast
  • All main meals and entertainment onboard (excludes specialty restaurants)
  • All non-alcoholic beverages, including specialty tea and coffee drinks
  • Ocean views from all beautifully appointed staterooms or suites
  • Champagne welcome reception
  • private transfers between Airport, Port and Hotel throughout.
  • Port charges and air taxes



Depart from either: Sydney, Melbourne Brisbane Perth

To: Europe

BOOKING CLASSES EK Q cls. Tickets must be issued 7 days from the date of this Invoice.

Mandatory OSI entry at PNR creation ZZITX2ZZ

NOTE flights out of GDS range must be ticketed 7 days after flights come into GDS range


Thu 14 Oct 2021
Day 1:Private transfer from Airport to Hotel
Thu 14 Oct 2021
Day 1 - 3:Hilton Athens

Hilton Athens is more than a hotel - it's a legacy. A favorite among locals and guests alike, our landmark hotel is a destination itself as the hub for Athens’ business, cultural and social life. 

Explore our unique architectural and artistic style and relax at the spa. View the Acropolis and city skyline from the private balcony of your guest room.

Our prime location in the heart of Athens is the perfect home base for discovering the city's world-famous attractions.

Check-in: 4pm

Check-out: 12pm

Thu 14 Oct 2021
Day 3:Private transfer from Hotel to Port
Sat 16 Oct 2021
Day 3:Athens
With 3,000 years of history, you can’t turn around in Athens without encountering the past. The Acropolis, a UNESCO site, the Plaka, and the Acropolis Museum are must-sees. But leave time if you can to climb Pnyx Hill for photos of the Parthenon at sunset, to buy your own set of Greek komboloi (worry beads), and to explore the metro stations that serve as mini-museums for the relics that are constantly being unearthed. 
Sat 16 Oct 2021
Depart 5:00 PM
Day 4:Monemvasia
This Gibraltar-like town tied to the mainland by a single thread of causeway holds treasures that are old even by Mediterranean standards, with town walls and several churches dating to the 12th century. Climb to the upper town for an up-close look at the castle and Agia Sophia, a Byzantine church. Wander the lanes of the lower town lined with Venetian mansions, many of which have been lovingly restored. Savor the sun on a smooth pebble beach. 
Sun 17 Oct 2021
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Day 5:Gythion
Cheerful pastel houses are littered among intriguing whitewashed lanes and staircases. Playful sculptures welcome you to the harbor’s cheerful shops, coffee houses, and waterfront cafés. This is a perfect place to enjoy a cup of rich coffee or a glass of ouzo while you watch the world go by.  Or go exploring on an optional tour of Mystras, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 
Mon 18 Oct 2021
7:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Day 7:Messina (Taormina)
The cobblestone streets of Messina, Sicily, are the perfect launching point for an optional visit to nearby Taormina. Stroll along flower-filled streets in search of a delightful lunch or an artist’s palette of colorful gelati. The ancient Greek Theater is an ideal place to sit back and admire shimmering waters below and Mount Etna, languidly smoking in the distance.
Wed 20 Oct 2021
8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Day 8:Amalfi
The town of Amalfi lies at the mouth of a deep ravine surrounded by dramatic cliffs and coastal scenery. As part of the Amalfi Coast, it has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is an important tourist destination. The whole region is famed for its lemons, which are about double the size of other lemons, and the production of the limoncello liqueur. An optional tour can take you to the UNESCO archaeological areas of Pompeii, Positano and Ravello.
Thu 21 Oct 2021
10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Day 9:Sorrento
UNESCO World Heritage Sites abound in Sorrento.   Optional tours will take you to the archaeological areas of Pompeii and Torre Annunziata, or the 4th century B.C. city of Herculaneum. Perhaps your choice will be a boat ride to Positano, the legendary home of the Sirens. Perched on a terrace on the spectacular Amalfi Coast, Sorrento offers exceptional views of the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. 
Fri 22 Oct 2021
8:00 AM to 11:59 PM
Day 10:Ponza
Welcome to the island where real Romans go to vacation.  Cars are scarce here and with only one main street and a casual, laid-back atmosphere that will have you relaxing in no time. There is little shopping available here and simplicity of this island adds to its charm.  Check out the botanical garden or the blue grottoes. Take the bus around the entire island, find a beach to hang out at or sit with the locals and watch the fishing boats come and go.
Sat 23 Oct 2021
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Day 11:Rome
In this enchanting city the past and present intersect in perfect harmony. Casually intermingled among ancient ruins and majestic cathedrals are the trappings of a modern metropolis: Skyscrapers,cafes, boutiques selling designer footwear. But of course what you seek first in the heart of Rome is its breathtaking history.  A good place to begin is the Vatican, with its Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. Works by Bernini, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, and Raphael are just a few of those on display, any one of which is worth hours of contemplation. Then the ancient ruins—Colosseum, Forum, Circus Maximus. And of course the Trevi Fountain for the obligatory coins promising your return to the Eternal City.
Sun 24 Oct 2021
7:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Day 12:Portoferraio
Pine-scented forests and miles of sandy beach await your arrival on the tranquil island of Elba. Enjoy a glass of local Moscato with the fresh catch of the day before pondering your next move. Perhaps you’ll visit the nearby countryside with its small fishing villages and dramatic mountain passes. Or see the calming beauty of Tuscan Archipelago National Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.  Or maybe you’ll decide to walk to the nearest beach and dip your toes into the warm Mediterranean.   
Mon 25 Oct 2021
8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Day 13:Calvi
The popular tourist spot of Calvi with its crescent-shaped bay and gorgeous beaches, is distinguished by a large medieval citadel that overlooks the marina.  Built between the 13th to the 16th centuries, it is basically an entire small town enclosed by fortified walls but offering panoramic views of the harbor and the Corsican coast. Another must-see is the “Big Pink Church,” Orthodox-style L’Eglise Santa Maria and  make time to take a walk along the Quai Landry esplanade, lined with interesting restaurants.
Tue 26 Oct 2021
8:00 AM to 11:59 PM
Day 15:Mahon
What an entrance you will make as you cruise into one of the deepest natural harbors in the world. Picturesque Mahon is home to lovely white-sand beaches and delightful architecture, a gin distillery, and a dairy plant where delicious white cheese is made.
Thu 28 Oct 2021
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Day 16:Palma de Mallorca
Mallorca is steep, green, and fringed with enticing coves and more than 200 lush beaches. But all that natural beauty is just the beginning. Stroll along the tree-shaded Paseo de Born in search of tapas. Shop for a Siurell; a traditional red, green, and white clay whistle dating back to the time of the Moors. Watch the street performers on the piazza around the church, or cross the island to beautiful Sóller. Not to be missed is the cultural landscape of the Serra de Tramuntana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 
Fri 29 Oct 2021
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Day 17:Barcelona
The old meets the new in this sunny Catalan metropolis, where narrow alleyways contrast with grand boulevards, trendy cuisine meets homemade tapas, and everywhere you’re greeted by the warm, welcoming smiles of the fashionable locals. Don’t miss UNESCO sites like the mind-boggling architecture of Antoni Gaudí or La Sagrada Familia Cathedral, with its eight decorative spires soaring hundreds of feet into the sky.
Sat 30 Oct 2021
Arrive 7:00 AM
Day 17:Private transfer Barcelona Port to Hotel
Sat 30 Oct 2021
Day 17 - 19:Hilton Barcelona

Surrounded by leisure, shopping, culture and business attractions, while staying at Hilton Barcelona, you'll find attractions such as:

FC Barcelona Stadium and Museum, Passeig de Gràcia, La Pedrera (Casa Milà) and Casa Batlló, Gaudi's unfinished cathedral, Sagrada Familia,

hip areas of Born y Barrio gótico and Mount Tibidabo close by.

Sat 30 Oct 2021
Day 19:Private transfer from hotel to airport
Mon 1 Nov 2021
Ports of Call may vary by departure date and subject to weather and other conditions.



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